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Forum: Investment / Financial Markets Yesterday, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By Gandalf
yes

yes
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets Yesterday, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By Gandalf
If F(0)=0, then X cannot be less than 0. F(0) =...

If F(0)=0, then X cannot be less than 0. F(0) = Pr(X<=0). (And similarly F(-.00001) = 0, so Pr(X<=0.00001)=0, and for any other F(k), k<0.)
Forum: Other Professional Discussions: United Kingdom / Europe 08-05-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 9,209
Posted By Gandalf
Your confidence in the judicial system is...

Your confidence in the judicial system is touching. Since the US courts did not convict anyone of murdering Nicole, you must be anxiously awaiting OJ finding the real killer.
Forum: Other Professional Discussions: United Kingdom / Europe 08-05-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 9,209
Posted By Gandalf
Great communications skills there. Hard to...

Great communications skills there. Hard to believe you edited that post to change PICASA to PICASO, when PICASO is also wrong and you left "IN TO".
Forum: Other Professional Discussions: United Kingdom / Europe 08-05-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 9,209
Posted By Gandalf
:tfh:

:tfh:
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 08-05-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,902
Posted By Gandalf
As were James Berger and Roger Loomis.

As were James Berger and Roger Loomis.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-04-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By Gandalf
FWIW, my wife and I are each medicare age. I...

FWIW, my wife and I are each medicare age. I chose a medicare advantage plan, no additional premium, because it has marginally better coverage than basic medicare and I'm happy with the network. ...
Forum: Other Professional Discussions: United Kingdom / Europe 08-03-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 9,209
Posted By Gandalf
Speaking of quite strange: why would you think...

Speaking of quite strange: why would you think The_Actuarial_Borg has not qualified as an actuary?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-26-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 564
Posted By Gandalf
All I can give you is sympathy. Our Vizio smart...

All I can give you is sympathy. Our Vizio smart TV twice in the past 2 days, has decided to go on mute for no apparent reason. We have Verizon fios tv and control it with that remote, but this mute...
Forum: Other Professional Discussions: United Kingdom / Europe 07-26-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 9,209
Posted By Gandalf
hfbb

hfbb
Forum: Other Professional Discussions: United Kingdom / Europe 07-26-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 9,209
Posted By Gandalf
With his :tfh:, actuary_truther likely thinks...

With his :tfh:, actuary_truther likely thinks that you, Lucy, I and others are all likely part of IFoA leadership.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-25-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 1,017
Posted By Gandalf
Eyeball it. Just shoot for 50%, and a few more...

Eyeball it. Just shoot for 50%, and a few more to be on the safe side.

Good for avoiding later overeating, too, as it leaves fewer chips in the bag to snack on later.
Forum: Other Professional Discussions: United Kingdom / Europe 07-25-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 9,209
Posted By Gandalf
Agree. Even if the IFoA is much more restrained,...

Agree. Even if the IFoA is much more restrained, as I expect is likely, the situation was ambiguous enough that I expect there will be some cases where candidates who did not realize they were doing...
Forum: Other Professional Discussions: United Kingdom / Europe 07-25-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 9,209
Posted By Gandalf
Maybe it depends on how widespread the penalties...

Maybe it depends on how widespread the penalties are. If they try to penalize for what many think are silly violations, i.e., "copying" definitions, lots of suits.
Forum: Other Professional Discussions: United Kingdom / Europe 07-22-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 9,209
Posted By Gandalf
I too can go with”less clear cut”, though prefer...

I too can go with”less clear cut”, though prefer to say”less than clear cut”. therefore I still bet many candidates who thought their behavior fine may have been flagged. All things considered,...
Forum: Other Professional Discussions: United Kingdom / Europe 07-22-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 9,209
Posted By Gandalf
I agree with Lucy, who beat me to posting that...

I agree with Lucy, who beat me to posting that objection to the “and paste” instruction.

As to memorizing exact phrases, not something I did, but study guides were not as prevalent when I was...
Forum: Other Professional Discussions: United Kingdom / Europe 07-22-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 9,209
Posted By Gandalf
Yes, you could only run the tool on past papers...

Yes, you could only run the tool on past papers if you had the ability to convert handwriting to text. That likely exists.

If either organization, or the SOA eventually, gives penalties for...
Forum: Other Professional Discussions: United Kingdom / Europe 07-22-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 9,209
Posted By Gandalf
It would be interesting for the CAS and IFOA to...

It would be interesting for the CAS and IFOA to run the automatic tool on papers from the last regular session to see how much “plagiarism” is due to having memorized language. Technically, in the...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 07-18-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 45,129
Posted By Gandalf
Usually the PAK creator also posts a link for...

Usually the PAK creator also posts a link for just results. It's best if someone can see results without submitting an answer.

Not a big deal if people who have already submitted their answers...
Forum: Other Professional Discussions: United Kingdom / Europe 07-17-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 9,209
Posted By Gandalf
You would get more people agreeing the...

You would get more people agreeing the proposition "The IFoA's actions were found to be racist according to the Equality Act 2010" than with the proposition "The IFoA's actions were racist."

You...
Forum: Other Professional Discussions: United Kingdom / Europe 07-16-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 9,209
Posted By Gandalf
Intelligent people often want to have a question...

Intelligent people often want to have a question clarified before responding.
Forum: Other Professional Discussions: United Kingdom / Europe 07-16-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 9,209
Posted By Gandalf
No, not the way intelligent people start a...

No, not the way intelligent people start a discussion. I thought you would remember that I have previously discussed your (plural) lack of communications skills and inability to phrase questions...
Forum: Other Professional Discussions: United Kingdom / Europe 07-16-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 9,209
Posted By Gandalf
This is a reaching new levels of stupidity even...

This is a reaching new levels of stupidity even for you. Which of these positions do you want confirmed?
1. Trump is a racist, but his building a wall is not racist.
2. Trump is not racist.

I...
Forum: General Actuarial 07-14-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,723
Posted By Gandalf
You certainly have trouble phrasing questions. ...

You certainly have trouble phrasing questions.

This one seems to take the position that it is worse to set their members up to be accused of "blackmail", even if such accusations would be...
Forum: General Actuarial 07-14-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,723
Posted By Gandalf
In the hypothetical sense? That's an incredibly...

In the hypothetical sense? That's an incredibly stupid statement. The question asks if they misuse the word "blackmail". Would a "yes" answer mean "if they had used the word "blackmail", which as...
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